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My name is Nick McKinnis and I really want to join your Game Design team. I have...
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..Still with me? Great! My history with game design is a long and probably boring story but please, bear with me as it must be known that I eat, drink, and sleep game design!
My passion for video games started at 5 years old with an NES and a tiny tube tv. In my teens, I learned to appreciate writing creatively, as well as the joy of tinkering with rules and playstyles in card games and tabletop RPGS.
In early adulthood I chased the thrill of playing in a rock band. But for me, it all came back to games. There was only one problem. Although I had spent untold numbers of hours playing video games, I had no idea how to make them! I didn't let that stop me however and began trying to make games with anything I could.
In the coming years I learned to use Unity, write scripts in C#, design levels, and balance gameplay mechanics. I taught myself 2D pixel art and animation, and at times even dabble in 3D modeling.
Although all of my skills are technically self taught, I gained these skills through the benefit of team-work. I have been blessed to work with some very talented programmers, artists, musicians and more that have taught me and continue to teach me every day. I am always looking to add value to the team in any way possible, and am grateful for every partnership.
Feel free to take a look at my projects to see the personal touch I bring to my work or Email me.